UK Data Archive: 1970s
Article dated: 30 May 2017
As part of our series of short articles 'A decade in 50 words' we take a look at the 1970s:
The 70s. The Data Bank becomes the Survey Archive and the Government Statistical Service enables government surveys to be deposited at the Archive - Ivor Crew, Director 1974-82, highlights this as a “mark of government recognition and approval”. At this time, most data are backed up on large reels of magnetic tape.